Retro GTA2-inspired shooter Geneshift becomes Gene Shift Auto, goes free-to-play

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  • November 27, 2022

The game that was called Geneshift is now known as Gene Shift Auto (opens in new tab). As Nik Nak Studios, which is to say solo developer Ben Johnson, explains, it’s changed dramatically enough during development and early access to warrant a new name. 

When launched as Geneshift, “It didn’t have cops, missions, the megamap, skill drafting, vendors or even the BR game mode!” Johnson writes. “We’re playing a completely different game, more of a sequel really, and a new name will help communicate to all the old fans just how much has changed.”